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avoidthehack! promotes online privacy and security awareness.

We believe you have the right to control and protect your data.

Privacy Browsers

Privacy browsers both respect your privacy and help prevent websites, web services, and web apps from tracking your browsing activity across the internet.

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Password Management

Your passwords hold the keys to your digital kingdom. Learn about password best practices and read up on password managers.

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Private Search Engines

Private search engines respect your privacy. They don't track you, create shadow profiles of you, or try to connect who you are to what you're searching.

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Tracker Blocking

Trackers follow you around the internet, gathering all kinds of data about your activities. Learn about different tracking techniques and the best way to defend against them.

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DNS Providers

Trusted DNS Providers provide DNS-over-HTTPS and other DNS security features while respecting user privacy. Learn about DNS resolvers and how selecting a privacy-centric resolver benefits your privacy.

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Operating Systems

The operating system is the command center of your entire device. Learn how popular operating systems are known to be not-so-privacy friendly and what you can do about this.

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Waterfox came into the browser scene in 2011, coming right out the box with official x64 support (a rarity among browsers at the time) and promoted itself as an "ethical browser."

However, many things have changed in the browser landscape, and even the Waterfox project as whole since 2011.

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Linux and macOS users: avoidthehack! could never forget about you!

While many of the privacy browsers for Windows also work well on Linux and MacOS, naturally we believe that the Linux and MacOS Systems deserved their own list of recommended privacy browsers.

As we must remind you, if you are us...

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Amazon owns a ton of products and services without "Amazon" or "an Amazon company" in the name.

These products and services are part of Amazon's network to - you guessed it - profit, one way or another.

These products and services are also massive data collection and mass surveillance tools. Do...

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This is a guide for tweaking the Firefox browser for enhanced online privacy. We explore the "normal" and the "advanced" tweaks here.

This guide is intended for desktop users across all platforms such as Windows, macOS, and Linux.

This guide is based on Firefox Ver 84.0.1.

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WebRTC can prove useful when you need to use it.

However, did you know that a critical flaw in WebRTC that has yet to be adequately addressed across all browsers leaks your internal (or true) IP address?

And did you know that the browser will leak your true IP address, even if you're using a c...

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You've probably heard of adblockers.

You've probably also heard of tracker/privacy blockers.

Lastly, you've probably wondered if there was a difference between the two.

The short answer is: yes, there is.

Let me explain further...

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